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WWE ‘Friday Night SmackDown’ Results: August 23, 2013

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Friday night’s (August 23) SmackDown aired live from Bakersfield, California. It was the 730th SmackDown episode.

At the opening of the show the SmackDown general manager Vickie Guerrero announced that, in the main event, Daniel Bryan will face Wade Barrett in a Steel Cage Match.

Match #1
Curtis Axel Vs Cody Rhodes
(Singles Match)
Result: Axel won the match via pinfall following a Neckbreaker on Cody Rhodes.

Match #2
Dolph Ziggler Vs Big E Langston (with AJ Lee)
(Singles Match)
Result: Ziggler won the match via pinfall following his finishing move, Zig Zag.

Dolph Ziggler strikes Big E Langston with a Zig Zag

Dolph Ziggler strikes Big E Langston with a Zig Zag

Match #3
Alberto Del Rio Vs Christian
(Singles Match)
Result: Del Rio won the match via submission after applying the Cross Armbreaker on Christian.

Match #4
Big Show & Mark Henry Vs 3MB (Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, and Heath Slater)
(3-on-2 Handicap Match)
Result: Big Show won the match for his team via pinfall after he hit McIntyre with a Knockout Punch.

Drew Mcintyre "Knocked-off"

Drew Mcintyre “Knocked-off”

Match #5
Antonio Cesaro Vs Darren Young
(Singles Match)
Result: Young managed to secure a win via pinfall, hitting Cesaro with his finishing move, The Gutcrusher.

Match #6
Daniel Bryan Vs Wade Barrett
(Steel Cage Match)
Result: Bryan won the match by a three-count, first hitting Barrett with a Sunset Flip Powerbomb and then a running knee to his face.

After the match, WWE Champion Randy Orton, who was earlier humiliated by Bryan at the opening of the show, appeared from beneath the ring, striking Bryan with an RKO.

Randy Orton posing with the WWE Championship.

Randy Orton posing with the WWE Championship

All photo credits: WWE.com

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